Just in: Lang Lang plays for British TV soap

Just in: Lang Lang plays for British TV soap


norman lebrecht

September 02, 2016

Poldark returns to BBC1 on Sunday with accompaniment from the brand-winning pianist. Press release below.

As the eagerly anticipated new series of the blockbuster costume drama, ‘Poldark’, returns to our screens on 4th September, Sony Classical is delighted to reveal the brand new ‘Poldark Prelude’, written especially for superstar pianist, Lang Lang, by British Oscar-winning composer, Anne Dudley, the creator of the hauntingly beautiful score to ‘Poldark’.  Her new work takes the popular main ‘Poldark’ theme, extended and adapted here for solo piano.

As Anne Dudley notes: “One of the thrills for a composer is having great musicians play your music.  When one of the most famous and brilliant musicians in the world wants to play your work, then joy is unconfined!  Lang Lang brings an impressionistic, virtuosic sheen to the Poldark theme and takes it to a whole new dimension.”

Lang Lang added: “I am delighted to be part of this major event in British television drama.  Anne Dudley’s music has a special ability to conjure up the passions and emotions contained in this epic tale and it was a real pleasure to work closely with her on this exquisite new work for the piano”.

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  • David Foulger says:

    OK, so long as he doesn’t have to take his shirt off to play it.